Jeffrey Tambor, Steve Buscemi, Olga Kurylenko, Timothy Dalton, Toby Kebbel, Michael Palin, Simon Russell Beale, Paddy Considine and Andrea Riseborough are in advanced negotiations to join “The Death of Stalin” for Gaumont and Quad Films.
Armando Iannucci’s first post-“Veep” feature, the story is adapted from the French graphic novel by Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin. Iannucci is producing alongside David Schneider and Ian Martin (“In the Loop,” “Veep”).
The action is set during the chaotic days of political infighting that followed the 1953 death of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin. Buscemi will play Nikita Khrushchev, while Tambor will star as Georgy Malenkov and Dalton as Georgy Zhukov.